Apply for Homestead Exemption before March 1st
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Justin Taylor, 904-491-7304
Nassau County, FL – In an effort to assist new homeowners with filing for their Homestead Exemption, Property Appraiser A. Michael Hickox will open his office on the last two Saturdays in February.
Many homeowners have the option to homestead their property. This exemption allows up to a $50,000 tax benefit, but forms must be complete and turned in to the Property Appraiser’s Office before March 1st.
“Homesteading your property is one of the most important things a home owner should do”, said Hickox. “Reducing the taxable value by as much as $50,000 is a great benefit, especially in this economy.” Based on current millage rates, if the assessed value is $100,000, the tax savings could be as much as $700 for City residents, $500 for County and Hilliard residents, and $600 for Callahan residents.
An estimated 1,000 people will file for homestead this year in Nassau County.
To make things easier for people to file their exemptions, Hickox will open his Yulee office in the James Page Governmental Complex on February 16thand 23rdfrom 10am-2pm.
“Many people rush to our office on their lunch break or are forced to take time off from their job in order to file. I’m hoping that this initiative will make things a little easier on them”, said Hickox.
“It’s important that you have everything needed to file”, said Exemptions Supervisor Judy Tiner. “Not having the necessary documents could delay your exemption.”
Information on what is needed to qualify can be found on the Property Appraiser’s website at www.nassauflpa.com under the Exemptions tab.
Other property tax breaks include, Senior Exemption, Agriculture Exemption, Veterans Exemption, and Disability Exemption. Please call the Property Appraiser’s Office at 904-491-7300 for more information.